False Alarm

By Holly - 5/27/2008 01:34:00 PM

Yesterday, Ryan and I had a wonderful day off. We went to Macaroni Grill for lunch, then walked around the shopping plaza for awhile. I started contracting around 5:30, every 6 or 7 minutes, not too bad, I was just watching them to see if they got worse. 7ish Ryan and I take Campbell for a little walk, contractions are now about 5-6 minutes apart. 8:00 contractions are 5 minutes apart, lasting 45 -60 seconds. Stays this way until 11 when we decide to go to the hospital. Once we got there, and I got hooked up to the monitors. the nurse checked me and I was at 2 cm still 50% effaced. She called the on-call Dr. and he wanted me to walk around for an hour to see if the contractions would pick up and start dialting. So my sweet husband, walked the halls of L&D with me for an hour in the middle of the night. (here's where my "Ode to my AMAZING husband" comes in. He was such a trooper, waking up in the middle of the night to come hang around L&D with me, rubbing my back while we walked and holding my hand while I was in bed being monitored. So glad I married him! He is my hero!) After walking, she checked me again, I was still a 2 but now 70% effaced. She went to go call the Dr. While we are waiting, my contractions are steady every 3 minutes and really starting to hurt. The nurse comes back and said the Dr. says you can walk for another hour to see if that changes anything, or I can give you some pain meds to help you sleep. But the meds won't stop labor. If you are truly in labor, the contractions will just get worse. I opted for the pain meds, so that Ryan and I could both get some sleep. Luckily, the medicine did help me sleep. I'm still having contractions today, but they are no where near as painful and they are not consistant. So no baby yet, but there are definitely signs that baby in on the way! My next Dr. appt is Thursday, so we shall see what Dr. Z says then. Thank you all so much for your love and support. When we do end up back in L&D for the real thing, we'll send out a text or make a phone call (depending on the hour) so you know it's for real. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. XOXO, Holly & Co.

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